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Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Northern Chile on Monday, 23 March 2015

Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Northern Chile on Monday, 23 March 2015

Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake  - Northern Chile on Monday, 23 March 2015
23 Mar 04:57 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 5 minutes.
Mar 23 06:10: Magnitude recalculated from 6.3 to 6.4.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 99.0 to 118.0 km.
Date & time: Monday, 23 March 2015 04:51 UTC
Magnitude: 6.4
Depth: 118.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.4°S / 69.11°W (Chile)
Nearest volcano: Guallatiri (26 km / 16 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
104 km (65 mi) SE of Vilavilani (pop: 300)
109 km (68 mi) SE of Ancomarca (pop: 100)
110 km (68 mi) SE of Alto Perú (pop: 100)
126 km (78 mi) E of Arica (pop: 186,000)
128 km (80 mi) SE of Tacna (pop: 280,100)
1682 km (1045 mi) N of Santiago (pop: 4,837,300)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1014 joules (69.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 60036 tons of TNT or 3.8 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Mon, 23 Mar 04:51 UTCM 6.4 / 118 kmNorthern ChileGFZ
Mon, 23 Mar 04:51 UTCM 6.4 / 132 kmTARAPACA, CHILEEMSC
Monday, March 23, 2015 01:51:37 (23 Mar 04:51:37 UTC)M 6.4 / 120.9 km48km ESE of Putre, ChileUSGS
Mon, 23 Mar 04:51 UTCM 6.3 / 121 km39 Km Al SE De PutreGUG (U. Chile)
Mon, 23 Mar 04:51 UTCM 6.4 / 120 kmESE of Putre ChileGeoAu
22/03/2015 23:51:37 (23 Mar 04:51:37 UTC)M 6.2 / 125 km PeruIGP

User reports for this quake (11)

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tacna peru / not felt
Arequipa, Peru / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
tacna / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Tacna / Violent shaking (MMI IX)
Arica, chile / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Wena
arica / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Arequipa (Peru, 329 km NW of epicenter) : En Arequipa, Perú se sintió fuerte. El temblor movió las ventanas y alarmó a la población que ya se encontraba durmiendo. (reported through EMSC)
La Paz (Bolivia, 243 km NE of epicenter) : Strong enough to wake us up in La Paz but quite fast (reported through EMSC)
Arequipa (Peru, 330 km NW of epicenter) : It was shaking a bit and the windows were rattling and it lasted for just one minute (reported through EMSC)
Tacna (Peru, 117 km W of epicenter) : No se cortó la luz, hubo bastante sonido tambien. (reported through EMSC)
Arica (Chile, 116 km W of epicenter) : como el pico el mapa! fue en putre y en chile le falta un ajuste a esta weaaa! bueno estoy en Arica mucho ruido y bastante movimiento pero todo bien. (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 6.4 quake: Northern Chile, 23 Mar 2015 04:51

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (18 quakes):
  • 18 Sep 2015 13:01 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    134.7 km (83.7 mi) depth
    |
    40 km (25 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 17 Sep 2015 11:32 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    127.6 km (79.3 mi) depth
    |
    68 km (42 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 17 Sep 2015 07:45 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    12.6 km (7.8 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 13 Sep 2015 17:56 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    104.1 km (64.7 mi) depth
    |
    61 km (38 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 09 Sep 2015 23:31 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    104 km (64.6 mi) depth
    |
    55 km (34 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 16 Jul 2015 06:49 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    108 km (67.1 mi) depth
    |
    49 km (31 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 13 Jul 2015 21:28 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    132 km (82 mi) depth
    |
    67 km (42 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 11 Jun 2015 23:19 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    127 km (78.9 mi) depth
    |
    43 km (27 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 05 Jun 2015 03:07 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    100 km (62.1 mi) depth
    |
    50 km (31 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 29 May 2015 13:49 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    101 km (62.8 mi) depth
    |
    64 km (40 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 23 May 2015 12:54 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    108 km (67.1 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (4 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 19 May 2015 14:59 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    127.1 km (79 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 15 May 2015 19:52 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    131.4 km (81.6 mi) depth
    |
    50 km (31 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 07 May 2015 05:33 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    133 km (82.6 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (15 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 21 Apr 2015 17:43 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    118 km (73.3 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (12 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 17 Apr 2015 17:08 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    115 km (71.5 mi) depth
    |
    51 km (31 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 24 Mar 2015 00:29 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    142 km (88.2 mi) depth
    |
    35 km (22 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 23 Mar 2015 09:59 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    124.2 km (77.2 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (16 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details

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Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Northern Chile on Monday, 23 March 2015

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